need advice on displays for 18 year old's first gaming computer

Display set up for a gaming system / racing games

  • Triple LG 27GL83A

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Samsung C49RG90

    Votes: 3 75.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
    4
  • Poll closed .

postalcop

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My 18 year old son is getting a new gaming computer system from the Make-A-Wish foundation. Microcenter is going to donate the computer system. My question has to do with displays. He loves racing games and also plays first person fantasy games. He was looking at a three monitor setup but I was wondering if he might be better off with a curved monitor. This is completely new to me as my current computer is 7 years old and I'm using a 24" LCD I bought 12 years ago.

The monitor for the triple setup up they were going to get him is this one:
LG 27GL83A

I was advised that this might be better:
Samsung C49RG90

I'm also open to other ideas.
 

Armenius

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I would go with the single ultrawide. The bezels in a triple monitor setup can be quite distracting, plus the single monitor is easier to setup and less likely to run into issues. You can still run an aspect-corrected 16:9 or 21:9 resolution on it (pillarboxed) for games that have issues with the 32:9 aspect ratio.
 

postalcop

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Unfortunately i cant help deciding which is a better option but wanted to say how amazing it is that they are hooking your boy up with what has to be a badass rig.
Best of luck to you both!
Yes, it's pretty cool. We were supposed to go on a trip originally but with covid and he just recently relapsed, a trip just wasn't going to happen. They told us they could do a man cave type thing so that's what we are doing. They are also going to get us a nice projector and screen for the basement.
 

postalcop

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I would go with the single ultrawide. The bezels in a triple monitor setup can be quite distracting, plus the single monitor is easier to setup and less likely to run into issues. You can still run an aspect-corrected 16:9 or 21:9 resolution on it (pillarboxed) for games that have issues with the 32:9 aspect ratio.
That's what I started thinking after looking at the two setups. I did not know how the aspect ratio worked so thanks for that information.
 
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